Terrorist turned Army Man sacrifices his life for nation

Wani was shot during an anti-terror operation in Shopian district on Sunday. He was immediately taken to the hospital where, on Monday, he succumbed to his injuries.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

By Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 27 Nov 2018 5:31 AM GMT

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Srinagar: Lance Naik Zakir Ahmed Wani lost his life in an encounter with terrorist in Shopian district.

Wani was shot during an anti-terror operation in Shopian district on Sunday. He was immediately taken to the hospital where, on Monday, he succumbed to his injuries.

His battalion was attached to a unit of Rashtriya Rifles.

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Wani was once an 'ikhwan' (a terrorist who surrenders and involved in country-insurgency operations) before joining the army.

The Lance Naik, who began his career with Territorial Army’s 162 Battalion in 2004, received a 21 gun salute on Monday as his body lowered into the grave.

His body was wrapped in the tricolour and was taken to his native village and given to his family.

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A senior Army officer said, " Wani was a terrorist initially and became a counter-insurgent after he realised the futility of violence. He added, "The family was fighting tears and were honoured by the sacrifice of Lance Naik Wani for the nation.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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